Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy Birthday!

I have a friend who is having a birthday tomorrow.  I gave her this card and I really had fun making it.  I used alcohol inks for the background and the lettering and a die for the frame and daisy.  Of course since this is April I figured flowers would be perfect.  However, it is snowing like crazy here in Nebraska this morning.  We are going to have a white weekend as we are to get more on Sunday.  Enough already!!! 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Altenew's 4th Birthday

Altenew is 4 years old already!  I am absolutely over the moon with their stamps and dies. 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Happy Easter to you all!  I hear we are expecting a white Easter.  I know the high will be 38 degrees so that is certainly not too Easter-y.    I used alcohol inks for the sun and for the eggs.  Sponged the background and used a punch for the grass.  That's about it for this one.  The second card is the same but I added water drops to the sun.  And instead of eggs I added a church. 

I sure hope it is warm where you are and that you have a Blessed Easter.  Our Savior has Risen! He Has Risen Indeed!!

Until next time, happy trails to you


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Men's Birthday Card

I am a big fan of Michelle Zindorf's coloring and I watch her videos.  So when she did this card, I knew I wanted to try my  hand at it.  Now I don't have the Gina K inks and some of the other supplies she uses but I had the stamp set so I used my Altenew inks and about the same colors.  I really like how it came out and owe a huge thanks to Michelle.  These colors are so soothing.  The stamp set is one of the Wetlands sets from Gina K.  I have a lot of her stamp sets and really do like them.  So a friend is getting this card from me soon. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you


Sunday, March 4, 2018


I found this little guy in my stash.  I have not idea where it came from.  I mean I remember coloring it a couple of years ago but can't find the stamp or the digi of it.  Any ideas?  Sure would like to color up more of them.  The background is a stencil and I blended distress inks over it. 

We have had spring weather this past week, but they say it is all going to change this week.  And I was really getting used to it!  Oh well, spring is fighting to come to stay for awhile.

Yesterday, my kids, grandkids and I went to the lake to see the snow geese.  It was estimated that there were 800,000 geese there.  The largest amount ever.  It was a spectacular sight for sure.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Saturday, February 24, 2018


Sadly I needed two new sympathy cards and made these today.  The first one is a die cut and I got it from someone in DesMoines so can't remember the company.  I used Distress Oxide Inks for the sunset and then the sentiment is from Penny Black.  The second card I made using Technique Tuesday butterflies and colored them with Copic markers.  I glittered around the edges and the sentiment is from Penny Black.

It has been icy here for a week!  So ready for it to be over and it sound like this round will be a memory by Tuesday.  Maybe we will have an early spring.  I think I am going to get my red shoes on and click my heels and make a wish.  I'd really like it if you all would make a wish with me.  Been a long long winter.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Baby, It's Cold Outside

It has been a week of cold and snow.  I really would love to see spring come.  At least today the sun is shining.  It makes it feel warmer than it actually is.  I made this card from some darling images my friend, Bicka had when she was here.  I can't remember the stamp set but isn't it cute?  I used Lawn Fawn dp for the background and colored them with my Copics.  Here's hoping it will warm up soon and the snow will melt away.

Until next time, happy trails to you...